ROBOTFLY!

Scientists have invented a tiny robo-insect:

I’ll be using these to be at your house, right now.

A life-size, robotic fly has taken flight at Harvard University. Weighing only 60 milligrams, with a wingspan of three centimeters, the tiny robot’s movements are modeled on those of a real fly. While much work remains to be done on the mechanical insect, the researchers say that such small flying machines could one day be used as spies, or for detecting harmful chemicals.

Also I got a Wowee Dragonfly for my birthday. It was briefly the greatest thing ever, but now the battery won’t recharge. Needless to say I’ve hacked it open to see how it works and how intend to install a better battery and, possibly, a stronger motor.

At last, toy ornithopters. I am a happy boy.


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